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Sobey professors share knowledge during COVID-19 crisis

Date Published: June 12, 2020


Sobey School of Business faculty have been actively engaging with the policy community and journalists in order to explore the ramifications of the current circumstances and the effect on business.

UPDATE: June 12th

Promotional Image for Rise Again Retail and Retail Insider Podcast (woman wearing mask in a store)

Dr. Ramesh Venkat of the David Sobey Centre has made a few appearances now on the Retail Insider Podcast, most recently on June 1, accompanied by Mark Innes, to talk about the Rise Again Retail virtual executive education program

Dr. Claudia De Fuentes, a Sobey School Management professor, co-authored a piece with Dr. Jahan Ara Peerally of HEC Montreal for the Canadian Science Policy Centre, called "The pandemic will not invalidate business and management degrees, to the contrary."

Dr. Yigit Aydede spoke with Global News about his team's recently funded pandemic research, which uses machine learning and analytics to understand the environmental factors that affect spread. 

Dr. Ellen Farrell is a panelist at the Atlantic Summit 2020 Public Policy Forum, "Pivot to Prosperity", virtually presented June 2 and 9th. Also on the bill are alumnae Annika Voltan, PhD and Cassandra Dorrington, Executive MBA. 

Dr. Claudia De Fuentes coauthored an opinion piece for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization: COVID-19: A wake up call for research and industrial capacity-building. https://iap.unido.org/articles/covid19-wake-call-research-and-industrial-capacity-building

Sobey's PhD Canada Research Chair in International Finance and Competitiveness Mohammad Rahaman offered his thoughts on the economics of the COVID-19 pandemic on May 4, 2020. 

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COVID crisis response

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On Friday, April 17, Management Science professor Dr. Michael Zhang appeared on the Sheldon MacLeod Show to discuss supply chain challenges during the pandemic, including the supply of PPE.

On Thursday, April 9, Economics professor Dr. Ather Akbari spoke with Sheldon MacLeod on the topic of the economy and the effects of COVID19.

On Friday, April 3, Claudia De Fuentes spoke on the Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 on how important innovation is for businesses responding to challenging circumstances such as those surrounding the COVID19 outbreak.

On Thursday, April 2, Accounting professor Matthew Boland spoke with CBC’s Information Morning’s Portia Clarke on how businesses like airlines are coping in terms of liquidity and cash flow during COVID19 restrictions.

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